Consulat de la Pologne concert 14 avril 2012

Poster April 14

Konsulat Generalny ma zaszczyt zaprosić Państwa na koncert „Eastern European Musical Gems”, który odbędzie się w sobote 14 kwietnia  2012 o godzinie 19:00

w Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur,

100, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal (Québec)  H2X 1C3


THOMAS GOULD                                      

Thomas Gould is a solo violinist, chamber musician and leader of two of the UK’s most critically acclaimed orchestras, Aurora and Britten Sinfonia. Described as “staggeringly virtuosic” by The Guardian and “a soloist of rare refinement” by The Sunday Times, recent highlights include solo débuts at the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Bridgewater Hall, and with the Hallé, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Manchester Camerata and Orchestra of Opera North.

In 2011 Thomas toured Australia as soloist and director with the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s ACO2 ensemble, and his acclaimed performances of Bach’s ‘Goldberg Variations’ with Britten Sinfonia and Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 with Aurora Orchestra were broadcast by BBC Radio 3. His performance of Nico Muhly’s concerto for electric violin ‘Seeing is Believing’ was streamed online live from Kings Place, and his recording of it on Decca Classics was voted iTunes Contemporary Classical Album of the Year.

Born in London in 1983, Thomas studied at the Royal Academy of Music with György Pauk graduating with numerous prizes and awards. In 2006 he was selected for representation by Young Classical Artists Trust, leading to recitals at the Wigmore Hall, South Bank Centre and venues across the UK. In 2008 he was described as “taking the orchestral world by storm” by London’s Evening Standard, and a year later was elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music at the age of just 25.

Thomas performs regularly with chamber music partners including pianists Alasdair Beatson and Danny Driver, cellists Adrian Brendel and Oliver Coates, in Britten Sinfonia’s lunchtime series at the Wigmore Hall, and as a guest with the Nash Ensemble. Notable recent chamber performances include the UK premières of Harrison Birtwistle’s Oboe Quartet at the Aldeburgh Festival and Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sextet at Sounds New Festival, and appearances at the festivals of Bath, Plush, Presteigne, Prussia Cove, Spitalfields, Verbier, Spoleto, Lanaudière and the Montréal Bach Festival. In demand as a guest leader and director, Thomas appears with the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, City of London Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Philharmonia, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Montréal’s McGill Chamber Orchestra.

An unusually versatile performer, Thomas is also a member of swing band Man Overboard and has collaborated on projects with artists as diverse as Radiohead, Sigur Rós, Rufus Wainwright, Brad Mehldau and Sam Amidon among others. Thomas has recorded Christopher Ball’s violin concerto for Omnibus Classics, and also recorded for Hyperion and Meridian.

Upcoming solo engagements in 2012 include his début with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Adams, performances at the Royal Albert Hall and Symphony Hall Birmingham, and an appearance as soloist and director with Sinfonietta Riga.

He plays a 1754 Gennaro Gagliano violin and a six-string John Jordan electric violin.

KATARZYNA MUSIAL                                                                                           

Accomplished Polish-Canadian pianist Katarzyna Musial has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe. Her playing was described as”a pure delight… wonderfully evocative… vividly detailed… interpretation that plumbed emotional depths with harmonic coloring…” (New York Concert Review)

In addition to the First Prize at 2011 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition (New York) Ms. Musial was a prize winner in the following competitions: the Krzysztof Penderecki International Competition of Contemporary Chamber Music (Cracow), the Kay Meek Competition (Vancouver) and has received the Alban Berg Prize for outstanding merit (Vienna), as well as the Philip Cohen Award for outstanding performance musicianship (Montreal).

Recent highlights include a debut at Carnegie Hall, performances at 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games and at the Tempietto Festival Musicale della Nazioni (Rome) as well as concerto performances with the Camerata New York, the Toronto Sinfonietta, L’Orchestre Symphonique de L’Isle, the McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Bielsko Chamber Orchestra at the opening of the International Bach Festival (Poland). Her new CD with XXI-21 label will be launched this year.

Ms. Musial enchants audiences with her repertoire that showcases many different styles which span from baroque to modern. Also interested in the music of today, she has performed works by avant garde composer Jay Sydeman and gave the world premiere of a 35-minute piano suite dedicated to her, Mark Vance’s “Nevada County Epitaphs,” premiered at the California Music in the Mountains Festival.

Ms. Musial has appeared at the Casalmaggiore International Festival in Italy; the Gold Country Piano Institute in California; the Academie musicale de Villecroze – Piano in the XXth Century, France; the 10th and 11th Internationale Sommerakademie Prag, Wien, Budapest and the International Music Festival in Paris. Selected venues have included among others, the Warsaw National Philharmonic Hall, the Chan Centre in Vancouver, the Isabel Bader Theatre in Toronto, Pollack Hall in Montreal and the Weill Recital Hall in New York.

She has been a featured artist on radio broadcasts in Canada and the United States and has made television appearances on POLTV in Vancouver, CJNT in Montreal, OMNI Television in Toronto and TV-Polsat.

Ms. Musial holds a Masters degree with high honours from the Academy of Music in Cracow under Professor Stefan Wojtas, as well as an Artist Diploma from the Vancouver Academy of Music under Professor Lee Kum-Sing and a Diploma in Advanced Music Performance Studies from Montreal’s Concordia University under Professor Anna Szpilberg and Philip Cohen who remains as her mentor and long term performance coach.

She also completed an Artistic residency at the prestigious Banff Centre. She has worked with many distinguished artists that include Anton Kuerti, Paul Gulda and Piers Lane.

She is a laureate of the Mrs. Cheng Koon (S.K.) Lee Scholarship as well as grants and scholarships from, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec – Vivacité Montréal, The Banff Centre, the Vancouver Chopin Society and the Quebec Polish Cultural Foundation.


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